Kahlil McKenzie, Raiders G.M. Reggie McKenzie’s son, goes to Chiefs

Raiders General Manager Reggie McKenzie may get a couple of chances to watch his son play in person during the 2018 NFL regular season, but he’ll likely be rooting for him to do well in a losing cause when those opportunities come up.

But we’ll start here with a franchise that was at a legitimate crossroads heading into the offseason, armed with the second overall pick, and staring at a landscape that juxtaposed a solid quarterback class against a generational running back talent. On one hand, Gettleman and Shurmur could use their pick on the quarterback, buy some time for a rebuild, and push their window to build out. It would be like the Packers did in drafting Aaron Rodgers behind Brett Favre in 2005. On the other, they could give the 37-year-old franchise QB a teammate who could help extend his career in the way Ezekiel Elliott and Todd Gurley ignited the careers of Dak Prescott and Jared Goff. They chose what was behind Door No. 2, which means it’s go time for everyone.

Beachum spoke Tuesday in Manhattan at the annual Gridiron Gala charity event, which benefits the United Way of New York City. Beachum was honored at the event — along with Giants defensive lineman Damon Harrison (an ex-Jet) — for his work in the community.

Jeremy Bates didn’t ‘overhaul’ Jets’ offense, but what might it look like?

Since Jeremy Bates was the Jets ‘ quarterbacks coach last season, it seemed reasonable, when he was promoted this offseason to offensive coordinator, that he would retain some of the schematic approach used last year by coordinator John Morton. broncos_180_031bf3018bc85802-180x180